TURKEY MAY JOIN FIGHT- HINT INONU SEES TWO LEADERS
Churchill Said To Be in Parley With FDR, Inonu
London, Dec. 7 (AP) — The Berlin radio said today that President Ismet Inonu of Turkey had returned to Ankara from a conference at Cairo with President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill and that the Turkish cabinet would meet in a special session'
German spokesmen meanwhile told Swedish correspondents that "the Allies are exerting heavy pressure to force Turkey to join the war."
There has been no Allied confirmation of such a conference. Cairo dispatches yesterday stated that the whereabouts of President Roosevelt had not been disclosed since he attended the three-power parley in Iran, although it was revealed that Churchill had attended combined British-American military parleys in Cairo subsequent to the Teheran meeting.
Fighting in a howling blizzard that piled snow drifts in the central Ukraine, Russia's advancing armies battered the outer defenses of Znamenka and struck within six-mile artillery range of Smela in the Dnieper bend after severing the double track railroad between those junctions and by-passing Cherkasy. Moreover, the Russians pressed with 23 miles of the stronghold of Kirovograd.
**8th Army, Yanks Gain Near Port
The British Eighth army pushed armor across the Moro river today on the approaches to the Adriatic port of Pescara. In western Italy, the American Fifth army advanced a mile in the Venafro area and captured several key heights guarding the road to Rome, The Americans took a ' ridge southwest of virtually encircled Mignano and British troops yielded a height to a Nazi counterattack.
Steady pressure was maintained on the Adriatic front against German defenses from coastal Ortono, 11 miles below Pescara, through Orsogna and Guardiagrele. Heavy rains still plagued the Allied offensives.
Two Years of War
It is two years since Japan's sneak attack on Pearl Harbor plunged America into war. Out of those dark days of defeat which followed in the early months of 1942; we have emerged to take the offensive with our Allies on every battlefront around the world. Thanks to our fighting men—and our heroic dead— who have carried the battle to the enemy by land, by sea, and by air, our outlook for victory,is bright and shining and our hopes for peace not far distant.
ON EVERY FRONT TODAY the outlook is desperately grim for the enemy and filled with promise of victory for America and her Allies....
On the long road to Tokyo in the Pacific theater of war, we now hold all of the long-fought- for islands in the Solomons; the important islands in the Gilbert group including Tarawa and Makin, Japan's "front door" defenses; almost one-third of New Guinea, including what were once Japan's largest bases; and Attu and Kiska in the Aleutians. Hitler's "Fortress Europe," shown in inset, is virtually encircled with the Allies striking death blows on all sides. Germany has lost all of her holdings in Africa and a part of the territory she conquered as a result of her war on Russia. Italy, her one-time ally, is now a battleground with the Allies slowly pushing forward from the entire southern half which they now hold. From England, wave after wave of American area' R. A, F. bombing planes are carrying out devastating and almost constant raids on industrial cities and enemy military installations.